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intrangedent. joining us tonight is jake sherman, the congressional core -- coarse upon independent for political. what does it mean for next week? will they get a deal? >> house republicans are saying they are not going to increase rates. they don't have the votes to do so so they are going to go to the white house, but john boehner even said recently this is going to be long talks. is the first round of negotiations after the election but what is important to keep is mind is that john boehner has already back pedalled from where he was in 2011. he wasn't even willing to entertain the revenues he is willing to entertain in 2011. if you remember in 2011 when things looked like they were getting done the meetings were secret. >> jennifer: so in fact i want you to listen to a sound bite from house speaker john boehner this morning. >> the members of our majority understand how important it is to avert the fiscal cliff, and that's why i outlined a responsible path forward, paving the way for entitlement reform as well as tax reform with lower rates. >> jennifer: so
in american history. tomorrow, we'll open another. it's a story that continues to hold us in awe a government of the people by the people for the people. we come from factory and farm, from foreign lands where freedom in america are seen as in exorablely linked. we are connected in all manner of ways unseen. there will come a moment tomorrow between anxious and celebration, between hope and despair where this country will do something so rare and special that history has no precedent against measure it. it will once again defer to the will of the people who will freely choose who they shall be governed by and our remarkable story will continue. >> the fight is as old as this country itself, the battle for that most basic right of every american, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after w
what? it's unpatriotic. maybe finally maybe finally the rest of us, the rational among us have reached a breaking point when we're not going to be willing any longer to get the shrill voices of extremism trump the scientific ones. when we'll listen to those who warned us for decades that we need to act. the latest version of bloomberg business week has this simple and brilliant cover. it's global warming stupid. this storm has ushered in an unprecedented national conversation about climate change. we cannot squander this opportunity to shift the trajectory of the conversation and the future of our planet. afterall the climate itself has already changed. governor andrew cuomo said as much in his remarks today. >> i don't believe anymore that this is once in a lifetime or once in 100 years or once in a generation or just a fluke. you look at the number of devastating floods, the number of devastating fires the number of extreme weather patterns is going up. that is a fact. that is a fact. >> jennifer: it is a fac
. there was no stopping it. >> it was very upsetting for all of us. if anybody is out there thinking of us, say your prayers for us. that's what you can do. >> at a con ed power plant a spark, a transformer explosion and a massive fireball. [ explosion ] >> what's going on? what the hell is this! [ yelling ] >> this is an area that experienced severe damage. it looks like a doll house. literally the front of this chelsey building ripped right off. mayor bloomberg said, in fact the crane structures at all these sites have been examined. they had been tied down. they should be safe given what we know about the winds, but as you report, 90 mph for these winds, there are big concerns for construction sites like that as well. >> more breaking news, look at these pictures with me. this is a partial crane collapse in new york city. >> workers are taking down the board that was supposed to keep water out of subway stations and loading sandbags back on the trucks. >> the mta last night faced a disaster more than they have faced in this century. >> everything covered in sludge. >> falling trees crashing on to
mccain-palin campaign. stay warm, dry and safe. we'll see you tomorrow night. thanks for joining us. >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," can you feel that? that subtle change in attitude? it's called a momentum shift. >> obama: governor christie throughout this process has been responsive and aggressive and i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his compassion for the people of our state. >> jennifer: that's called political euphoria occurring when state, local, and federal officials of both parties work together to do what is in the best interests of the people. let's hope it is contagious. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today is a great day to be a democrat, and progressive. it is going to be a great night in "the war room" all of you political junkies. sit back and get ready for some political euphoria. there are a whole batch of swing-state polls out today and the president is up in the vast majority. the president now has a five-point lead in ohio. we're going to tu
. >> obama: tonight in this election, you, the american people reminded us that while our road has been hard while our journey has been long we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts for the united states of america the best is yet to come. [ cheers ] >> but it wasn't such a good night for the republicans who can't seem to get it. poor things. they have got their blinders on. they have got their feet in cement. they are still refusing to acknowledge that the world has evolved; that their universe of while maleness deficit obsession, zero tax pledges, and their 20th century love affair with trickle down is no more. the world has changed, the american people have grown. minorities are occupying a larger and larger sector of the government. women have been able to vote for a while now. people understand when they have been given the shaft, and yet the republicans have their fingers firmly inserted in their ears, eyes closed granting nah, nah, nah, nah, because what they really believe is they can make up for the changing demograp
allowed to vote. use the alert button so they can handle problems and they can get back to helping voters. >> jennifer: if you can't beat them join them. this is scary stuff and it's also a sign that they're getting desperate. for a perspective of early voting and last-minute polling tricks i'm here with the political writer of the dallas reporting news coming to us from austin. wayne, thanks so much for being back inside "the war room"." >> great to be with you governor. >> jennifer: you have written about poll workers in texas, as a matter of fact, asking to see photo i.d.s even though there is no i.d. law there. what did you observe? >> well, you're right. i've been on the road in colorado ohio, but i came home to vote. i did early voting in my precinct which is north of austin, a conservative republican county. when i went in, i intentionally because i wanted to see what the poll workers were doing brought one of several legally prescribed identifications under the texas law and that's my city issued utility bill. i walked in, gave that utility bill to the supervisor, who asked me for
on capitol affair. >> because the american people expect us to we are. >> can grover win him back proving once and for all that he's a serious man. >> the president was committed elected on the basis that he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >> more intriguing details the spy and the biographer and the lady that the biographer didn't like bengahzi and i think peter king is in there somewhere. like sands through an hour glass, so--what? copyrighted, got it. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: this year a record setting 20 women were elected to the senate overall and there will be more women serving in congress than ever before. it's not just family female leaders who are making their voices heard but the female voters who voteed overwhelmingly for president obama. there was a 20-percent gender gap, the largest gender gap that gallop ever recorded. now that we have located 20 women to congress what do we have to deal with? a very public sex scandal. >> general david petraeus resigned citing an extramarital affair. >> jennifer: the country is again 'em broil embroiled in a debate
's coming to us from wilmington. thank you for joining us. >> the best clip of the entire convention was yours governor. i haven't gotten to praise you on your speech, it was phenomenal. >> second only to your dad and you, that was an awesome and moving moment that you guys encountered there and that we all were witness to. obviously delaware's attorney general, and as attorney general in general the issue of voters suppression, which is really hot on our list of topics today is really big. this is not an issue in delaware, i assume. that. >> it's not. as of now we don't have any reports of any issues and we have lawyers as you know as a former attorney general you deploy lawyers across the state. which we're in the process of doing to represent the state and our commissioner of elections. we have no problems, knock on wood here in delaware. >> i know you must be worried like i am a all of these efforts especially that we saw this weekend, today ohio and florida to voter suppression could be widespread enough that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned
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